President Droupadi Murmu who arrived in London on Saturday evening to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II attended the funeral ceremony of the Queen who reigned for nearly 70-years. Indeed an eventful career as a monarch. She had witnessed numerous developments including her share of controversies.
President Murmu was also invited to the reception for world leaders hosted at Buckingham Palace by King Charles III that took place on Sunday. However, the UK has opted to invite ambassadors, not heads of state, from several countries – Iran, Nicaragua and North Korea.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer residence of Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, is lying-in-state at Westminster Hall before the funeral at Westminster Abbey on the morning of September 19.
Westminster Abbey has space for around 2,000 people, and around 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries and their partners are expected to attend. Large number of people in UK had gathered in front of the Westminster Abbey to bid farewell to their favourite Queen.
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